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Waze “Isolated segment – all turns from it are closed” – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/17

A blog entry since it was hard to find about [WayBack] “Isolated segment – all turns from it are closed” – Google Search as the source reveals not much: no explanation at [WayBack] wme-history/index.html at master · wazers/wme-history · GitHub (A repository containing the pretty-printed index and JavaScript files of the WME to investigate version differences – wazers/wme-history).

Same for [WayBack] “Added big junction” waze – Google Search and [WayBack] wme-history/index.html at master · wazers/wme-history · GitHub

Note that updates you make to the map can take a while to update to the actual live map (even after approval).

You can check at [WayBack] Waze Status for the latest updates.

I added a piece of road in between Thunstetten and Herzogenbugsee, but could not save it:

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How to text from your computer with Android Messages – The Verge

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/30

Boy, I totally missed this was possible: [WayBack] How to text from your computer with Android Messages – The Verge

Texting from the web gives you a lot more flexibility in how and where you can continue conversations. Here’s how to set it up and get started.

  1. Make sure you’ve got the latest version of Android Messages installed on your phone.
  2. Go to messages.android.com on the computer or other device you want to text from. You’ll see a big QR code on the right side of this page.
  3. Open up Android Messages on your smartphone. Tap the icon with three vertical dots at the top and to the far right. You should see a “Messages for web” option inside this menu. If you don’t, just give it some time. Google is rolling out the feature gradually to everyone over the next week.
  4. Tap “Scan QR code” and point your phone’s camera at the QR code on your other device. In less than a second, your phone will vibrate and the two will be linked up. You should notice your conversations show up in the left column of the browser window. Google says that “conversation threads, contacts, and other settings will be encrypted and cached on your browser.”
    Note: this doesn’t mean your actual text conversations are encrypted. They’re not.

 

–jeroen

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imagemagick – Command line convert webp to jpg? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/23

For my link archive: [WayBack] imagemagick – Command line convert webp to jpg? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

–jeroen

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Justin O’Beirne – interesting comparisons of various Maps services

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/23

This is a reminder to myself to check out [WayBackJustin O’Beirne again, as over the last years he posted various very interesting observations on the various Maps services.

Is Google Maps still years ahead of the competition? Why is that? Interesting topics that Justin covered in the past, for instance in [WayBackGoogle Maps’s Moat How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps?

Via:

–jeroen

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Altnernatives for Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/13

A long time ago, I wrote Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

As a reminder for self, order when I’m back in the USA: Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store.

In between, it has been available in many countries, but when writing this, it is not available in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany any more:

Alternatives are for instance [Archive.isUGREEN Ethernet Adapter für Chromecast und TV: AmazonSmile: Computer & Zubehör, or fiddling with OTG splitter cables and an a USB ethernet adapter which I found via [WayBack] Google Chromecast – Google Cast – Deel 1 – Mediaspelers en HTPC’s – GoT especially[WayBack] Google Chromecast – Google Cast – Deel 1 – Mediaspelers en HTPC’s – GoT: search for “ethernet.

The cool thing: these solutions also work for things like Raspberry Pi Zero, Fire TV Stick, etc.

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